The smaller the space you have to work with, the more each piece of furniture has to count. Bulky, heavy, stationary furniture that only serves one purpose severely limits the functionality of a room. Multipurpose or transforming pieces are the way to go – like this clever work station by Joe Manus.
Pi Workstation is a compact desk for small spaces with a sleek look in a natural or ebony wood finish with a black, white or steel base. An extension on one end offers extra seating. That bench could be used for additional books or display of other objects, too.
Remove the small bookshelf, and the desk becomes a dining table for two. The design was inspired by turn-of-the-century schoolhouse desks, and is, as designer Joe Manus describes it, “3.14159 options in one and endlessly cool.”
“The Pi Workstation is a perfect solution for small spaces. It functions as a desk, bookshelf and occasional chair. In addition to these functions, there is the option to remove the bookshelf and transform the desk into a 2 top dining table. Joe Manus was inspired by the desk of his youth; a turn of the century school house desk that sat in his room. Many an idea was sketched on that surface, preparing for what was to become Shiner.”
“MAN+US is a multidimensional design/fabrication firm located in Atlanta Georgia. We design, develop, and build innovative items for commercial, retail, hospitality and residential environments. We guide our clients to the things they do not know they are missing.”
“Joe Manus is the founder and namesake for the company. Joe is a lifetime resident of Georgia, USA. Joe grew up in rural Georgia and got his first lessons in business and craftsmanship from his beloved stepfather, Hal. Hal was a WW2 paratrooper that dropped to the beaches of Normandy during the opening hours of D-Day. He went on to start the first Cab company in Atlanta and also was a fine jeweler. He died when Joe was 15 but, he embedded in Joe a strong sense of appreciation for the pride and aesthetics found in things manmade. Joe has grown from building a humble set of shelves for a friend in his youth, to becoming an Internationally known designer and innovator.”